Andrew and Eamon Breen, otherwise known as “Atlantic Bro-ing”, will embark on a gruelling rowing adventure in aid of two charities that are very close to their hearts.
On the 12th of December, the adventurous Arklow brothers will join 30 other teams on the Atlantic Crossing rowing challenge, one of the toughest feats in all of ocean rowing, a momentous task that will see the duo completing 1.5million oar strokes, over 4800 kilometres, from San Sebastian in La Gomera on the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda.
To give it more context – more people have scaled Mount Everest than have rowed an ocean. And, given the time of year they are to set out, the rowers may very well be met with waves over 20 feet tall.
But their sights are set on much more than just conquering the Atlantic. Atlantic Bro-ing will perform this massive undertaking while raising vital funds for both Make-A-Wish Ireland and FirstLight, two charities that are very close to their hearts.
Make-A-Wish Ireland are a world-renowned charity that provide care and support for children living with life-threatening illnesses by making their wishes come true, whatever those wishes might be. FirstLight provide information and support to families grieiving the sudden and unexpected loss of a child aged up to 18 years of age.
These charities are the very heart of Andrew and Eamon’s epic journey, and they will no doubt fuel the duo’s efforts as they go head-to-head with 30 others teams, as well as the very ocean itself.
But before the brothers set off, they will be holding a very special event in the Bridgewater shopping centre in Arklow this Saturday, October 7th, where they will appear alongside their trusty rowing boat to meet their supporters, who will be invited to ask them questions as well as offering them the chance to contribute small donations to the brothers’ cause.
The brothers are also open to discussions with potential corporate sponsors interested in becoming part of this inspiring journey.